Monday, January 23, 2012

The Sound of Red Returning-A Review

About the book:

After losing everyone she loves, concert pianist Liesl Bower has nowhere to go but to escape into her music. Searching for the peace she usually finds in her concertos and sonatas, Liesl can’t shake the feeling that she is being haunted by her past . . . and by someone following her. When she spots a familiar and eerie face in the audience of a concert she’s giving for the president in Washington, DC, the scariest day of her life comes back to her with a flash. It has been fifteen years since Liesl watched her beloved Harvard music mentor assaulted on a dark night in Moscow and just as long since the CIA disclosed to her that he’d been spying for Russia. She had seen that man--that eerie face--the night Professor Devoe was attacked. And now he’s back--and coming for her.

On the run and struggling to rely on the protection of CIA agent Ava Mullins and handsome newspaper reporter Cade O’Brien, Liesl learns she is the prey of an underground cell of Russian KGB agents determined to restore their country to its former Soviet might. But what she doesn’t know is that she is in possession of something--a piece of sheet music--that Russian intelligence is now frantic to find. Inside that music is a secret code, the hidden transcriptions of her deceased mentor, that clearly identify a Russian mole operating inside Israel’s Department of Defense, a mole with enough power and access to execute a daring assassination that no one would see coming.

Caught in a deadly conflict between American and Russian undercover agents, this innocent young pianist is just trying to survive her own personal trauma. Through it all, Liesl must learn that no matter how dark her world grows or how fiercely her enemies pursue her, God is still in control--if only she can yield herself to His grace. Read an excerpt here:!vstc1=books


The Sound of Red Returning by Sue Duffy was captivating!

I'm not big into political things so I really didn't think I would enjoy this book. I read it in one day! You CAN mix politics and religion and it makes a great read!

Liesl, an amazing young pianist and Max, a very good violinist, and good friend of Liesl's. They accompany their Harvard music professor, Dr. Devoe, to Russia. Max gets into some legal trouble for being unruly in public and the professor comes to their rescue. He takes them to a dinner with him and they hear some things they shouldn't have.

Liesl and Max go their separate ways over the years. Liesl witnesses the murder of her professor and flees the scene. Unknowingly she has some very important information many are looking for. She doesn't think anything of it for some time. She had put the past behind her. The professor's wife passes away and the Russians are tracking her once again. The adventure begins! Some parts of the story totally surprised me. One of the "bad" guys wasn't who I thought it would be.

I love a story where God is just working in the background/behind the scenes and the main character finally realizes it at the end of their ordeal and totally gives their life to God. It's always nice when they find their true love when they have been through so much that they think they will never love again. I can't wait to read the next installment of this story!

About the author:

Sue Duffy is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in Moody Magazine, The Presbyterian Journal, Sunday Digest, and The Christian Reader. She is the author of Mortal Wounds (Barbour, 2001) and Fatal Loyalty (Kregel, 2010). Sue has also contributed to Stories for a Woman’s Heart (Multnomah). She and her husband, Mike, have three grown children.

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